Tag: axons

August 2016
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Maps reveal genetic landscape of developing monkey brain

by  /  12 August 2016

Researchers have charted gene expression in the brains of rhesus macaques from before birth into adulthood.

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Motor troubles in Angelman may stem from nerve fiber anomaly

by  /  1 August 2016

Unusually thin nerve fibers in the brain may underlie the motor difficulties seen in children with Angelman syndrome, an autism-related condition.

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July 2016
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Serotonin may mediate effects of infection in the womb

by  /  6 July 2016

Infection during pregnancy may blunt the growth of neurons in the fetus by boosting levels of the chemical messenger serotonin.

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June 2016
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New ‘camera’ produces panoramic images of brain activity

by  /  15 June 2016

A program called ClearMap allows researchers to take a snapshot of neuronal activity across the entire brain of an adult mouse.

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April 2016
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Flexible tool watches brain talk as mice walk

by  /  27 April 2016

A new brain imaging system lets researchers eavesdrop on mouse neurons as the animals move around and interact with each other.

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February 2016
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Sequencing approach bares large variety of brain cell types

by  /  24 February 2016

Analyzing gene expression in a vision center of the mouse brain has revealed 49 different classes of cells.

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November 2015
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Microscopy technique homes in on links between neurons

by  /  18 November 2015

A powerful form of light microscopy that maps neuronal connections could help researchers better understand communication among the cells.

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October 2015
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Multitasking microscope depicts brain in dazzling detail

by  /  21 October 2015

A microscope that sections brain tissue as it scans can trace the tangled paths of thousands of neurons through the brain.

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Microglia may play multiple roles in shaping brain

by  /  20 October 2015

Scientists have discovered a new way that microglia, the immune cells of the brain, can sculpt brain circuits.

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August 2015
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2015
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Spotted: Building brains; classification controversy

by  /  14 August 2015

A 3D printer makes brains out of bio-ink, and researchers debate the number of types of neurons.

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